ERIC Number: ED221299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Welfare Policy in the United States: A Critique and Some Proposals Derived from the Experience of Former Secretaries of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.
This paper--the outcome of a conference and subsequent consultations involving a majority of the nation's former Secretaries of Health, Education, and Welfare--recommends the revision of the present program of Aid to Families with Dependent Children. A brief overview of the United States welfare system and a detailed list of eight charges made against the system precede a summary statement of policy objectives for optimum welfare program reform. Proposed changes believed to represent a creative and realistic form of federalism are then offered. The key features of the recommendations include national eligibility standards, national minimum benefit levels, federal funding of those minimum benefit levels, and retention and strengthening of state/local program administration and service delivery. (RH)
Descriptors: Conferences, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal State Relationship, Finance Reform, Government Role, Objectives, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Public Policy, Welfare Services
The Johnson Foundation, Box 547, Racine, WI 53401 (free of charge).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children